Cyber Essentials Plus

Want to prove that you're secure? Cyber Essentials Plus puts the answers you give in the Cyber Essentials self-assessment to the test to ensure cyber security controls you have in place are effective.

At Accelero Digital, we can help your organisation achieve Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Cyber Essentials Plus builds on the prerequisite Cyber Essentials certification. It involves the external testing of your organisations cyber security controls to ensure they are implemented and configured correctly.

Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrates a higher level of information assurance and will give current and potential clients confidence in your cyber security procedures


As with Cyber Essentials, there are 5 key areas of cyber security on which Cyber Essential Plus focuses.

As part of the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, our cyber security personnel will check each of these areas in detail to ensure all the necessary measures are in place and, more importantly, that they are effective in protecting against the most common forms of cyber attack.

  • Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways
    Are they set up correctly to effectively protect your network from unwanted intrusion?
  • Access Control
    Are users only able to access what they should be able to?
  • Malware Protection
    Is your antivirus adequate and up-to-date?
  • Secure Configuration
    Are your systems configured in a way that makes them secure?
  • Patch Management
    Are you using the latest versions of software and have patches been applied?


There are many benefits to achieving Cyber Essentials Plus:

  • Builds on the foundation set by self-assessed Cyber Essentials
  • Demonstrates a higher level of information assurance, increasing clients' confidence
  • Enables you to bid for Government contracts with a mandatory Cyber Essentials requirement
  • Proof that your network is adequately protected from common attacks
  • Reduces the risk of your organisation suffering a cyber attack by 80%


Accelero Digital is an IASME-accredited certification body, meaning we can assess your organisation for The IASME Standard, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Having attained Cyber Essentials and the IASME Gold standard ourselves, we understand the importance of implementing good cyber security practices and the benefits of being able to demonstrate this to our clients. We are on hand at every stage to assist in the planning, implementing and maintaining of cyber security controls. We will provide detailed feedback regarding any aspect of your cyber security that is not quite up-to-scratch to help you achieve compliance in the future.

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